JAG: Season 1, Episode 1

A New Life (23 Sep. 1995)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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A woman radar-intercept officer (RIO) disappears at night from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea. Two JAG lawyers, Lt. Harm Rabb and Lt. Caitlin Pike, investigate and solve. Harm, a former Naval aviator, unexpectedly becomes a hero.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rear Adm. Al Brovo
Chuck DePalma (as Cliff DeYoung)
W.K. Stratton ...
Lt. Angela Arutti
Raye Hollitt ...
Lt. Cassie 'Lobo' Puller
Kane Picoy ...
Lt. Mace
Bill Bolender ...
Lieutenant Mason Painter
John Roselius ...
Gregory McKinney ...
Lt. Keeter Jenkins


A woman radar-intercept officer (RIO) disappears at night from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea. Two lawyers in the JAG Corps of the US Navy, Lt. Harm Rabb and Lt. Caitlin "Kate" Pike, investigate. Two Italian fishermen discover the body of the missing person. Despite resentment and resistance from several sources, Harm and Kate sort through the evidence, and they find the answers. Harm, a former Naval aviator, gets a ride in the back seat in combat aboard an F-14 Tomcat, of the type which he previously flew; while doing so, after the bird sustains damage, and the pilot loses consciousness, Harm flies back to the carrier and makes a successful landing at night. Written by DocRushing

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23 September 1995 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the DVD commentary track, the picture of "Mom, Dad and Little Sister" is actually Don Bellisario's daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter. See more »


When Rabb and Pike arrive aboard the carrier, they are greeted by Ens. Roberts. Although uncovered, Roberts salutes the senior officers. The Navy and Marines do not salute while uncovered. At most, they will momentarily snap to attention. See more »


[after Drake orders Lindsey to assign a junior JAG to the Arutti investigation]
Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: You want to trust this to a junior officer, sir?
RAdm. Al Brovo: You wanna take it, Teddy?
Cmdr. Ted Lindsey: I believe my present duties would preclude an immediate departure, sir.
RAdm. Al Brovo: You have the survival instincts of a politician, Teddy.
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Not Bad
20 July 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I've only started to watch this show only a couple of weeks ago out of sheer boredom, however this isn't a bad show. I am not a big fan of the military or law genres, however when you combine the elements, you do get one hell of a show.

One recommendation for the directors, a little CGI wouldn't go astray, as the footage provided by the DOD seems to be a little dodgy (weird). Apart from that let the show continue as it is.

7 out 10.

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